LAW 217 Rules of Evidence

3 credits, Fall or Spring (offered as needed)

Examines the Federal Rules of Evidence and how they are applied before and during trial. Students review the evidentiary rules of relevance; hearsay and hearsay exceptions; authentication and the introduction of writings, recordings, and photographs; competence and testimony of lay and expert witnesses; privileges; judicial notice; and presumptions. Students learn how to prepare exhibits for trial, examine witnesses, introduce documentary evidence, and use evidentiary objection. Legal specialty course (LSC)

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in LAW 102 and ENG 151